Jofra Archer had a debut to remember in the longer format of the game after he floored Smith and his concussion substitute Marcus Labuschange in addition to bowling a fiery spell that sent batsmen ducking for cover quite often. Star batsman Smith suffered delayed concussion symptoms after being hit on his neck by a 92 mph bouncer from England fast bowler Jofra Archer during the drawn second Test at Lord's.
Cricket Australia took to post a video of Jofra Archer imitating Steve Smith's stance while England were training. The former Australian skipper's stance is an unorthodox style with a high backlift, a style that he has mastered. Jofra Archer is also seen leaving the ball in a similar peculiar manner of how Smith did in the second game. Jofra Archer also displayed his batting skills ashe is seen hitting a string of deliveries out of the park, as he trained in the nets. See the video below:
Steve Smith has been ruled out for Australia's next encounter against England at Headingley. The star batsman was ruled out after he was reported to have a delayed concussion. Steve Smith's absence from the third Test at Headingley starting Thursday leaves Australia with a huge hole to fill. Smith marked his return to Test cricket after a 12-month ball-tampering ban with innings of 144 and 142 during Australia's 251-run win in the first Test at Edgbaston that put his side 1-0 up in the five-match series.
He also made 92, having retired hurt after being hit when on 80, at Lord's where Marnus Labuschagne, Test cricket's first concussion substitute, made a brave fifty in the second innings after being hit flush on the grille of his helmet by Archer.
Smith and England opener Rory Burns apart, both top-orders have struggled in the face of some quality fast bowling. But England has stuck by Jason Roy, even though the World Cup-winning opener averages just 10 in four innings this series. Roy, however, has mainly been a middle-order batsman in first-class cricket with Surrey. England coach Trevor Bayliss hinted at a reshuffle in the batting line-up, if not in personnel.